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Tech/Engineering - Telecom(munications) / Patent litigation
|English term or phrase: Looking for a word to replace smartphone|
|The word smartphone does not sound good if repeatedly used. The word phone is used a lot in US English in this sense but is probably inappropriate for this here brief in a patent dispute (i.e. in patent litigation).|
What else could I use?
As a first step, a user utilizes their ***phone*** to buy an electronic cinema ticket.
|English translation:software-enabled mobile telephone|
software-enabled cellphone is also used, with cellphone being much more US-specific; portable device is not descriptive enough as many portable devices don't offer cellular telephone service.
smartphone would not be a bad idea to use as Tony suggested, also, but if you must have an alternative, *the crucial element that makes a device "smart" is the ability to download and utilize software* on the phone... there are mobile phones that get internet access but these are not necessarily smartphones per se, they are WAP devices (using web access protocol and not html)
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|It in the end (see discussion entry) transpired that what is meant is a "WAP-enabled cell phone or better". So it does not necessarily have to be a smartphone where one gets to surf the Internet at a pretty decent speed. Sorry for the confusion. My bad. I will, BTW, not use "software-enabled mobile telephone" as it's too long for repeated use. I will choose between "WAP device or better" and cell phone, once pointing out that the latter has to be at least WAP-enabled.|
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|looking for a word to replace smartphone |
I mean to include following in the text: "above-mentioned portable device", or "the portable device in question" or "portable device as defined in section xxx" or something similar, you may also use "device" only.
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